Today, we’re unveiling the Xbox One 1TB console, with a new matte finish and more storage for your games and media. But that’s not all. We’re also including our newly designed Xbox One Wireless Controller, and in select regions for a limited time, Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The new Xbox One Wireless Controller now features a 3.5mm stereo jack that lets you plug a headset right into the controller. You’ll have the option to adjust headset volume, mic monitoring, and voice and game audio balance through the Settings menu on your console. In addition to audio improvements, we’ve fine-tuned the bumpers and enabled wireless firmware updates on the updated controller which eliminates having to connect the controller via USB cable to receive updates. What’s more, you can purchase the new controller as a standalone item in black ($59.99 U.S. MSRP) as well as a new camouflage design in silver and black with the Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller ($64.99 U.S. MSRP).

Xbox One 1TB consoles will start shipping to retailers June 16 in the United States and select markets later this month and will be available starting at $399 USD ERP. We’re also pleased to announce that starting today, the $349 USD price on all standard Xbox One 500GB consoles will be permanent in the United States and select regions.

And finally, we are happy to announce that starting this Fall, you’ll be able to purchase the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows to enjoy the freedom and convenience of the wireless controller on Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets. The Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows will be available for $24.99 U.S. MSRP or bundled with an Xbox One Wireless Controller for $79.95 U.S. MSRP and sold in most markets where Xbox accessories are currently available. (Supports up to 8 controllers.)

I posted some high resolution images and a video of the Covert Forces controller at my Flickr page. For more news related to the Xbox One 1TB console and new Xbox One Wireless Controller, check out Xbox Wire.

I have a couple of the Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controllers to give away and all you have to do for a chance to win one is read this post and leave me a comment telling me what you think of this announcement. Details below:

How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post responding to this announcement. Tell me what you think about¬†the¬†Xbox One 1TB Console, Covert Forces Controller, Wireless Adapter and/or the permanent price reduction and I’ll randomly choose two winners at the end of the week.

What can you win?

  • One winner will win an¬†Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller and a code for ¬†Xbox Live Gold (12 months).
  • One winner will win an Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces Wireless Controller.

What are the rules?

Leave a comment to this post¬†with your response. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET on Friday, 12 June 2015. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions.¬†Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 12 June. We use the Disqus commenting system –¬†read this if you have questions about Disqus.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winners. They have been notified via email. Thank you all for participating.

 

 

Content: The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
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Game Description: The award-winning fantasy role-playing series, The Elder Scrolls, goes online ‚Äď no game subscription required. Experience this multiplayer role-playing game on your own or together with your friends, guild mates, and thousands of alliance members. Explore dangerous caves and dungeons in Skyrim, or craft quality goods to sell in the city of Daggerfall. Embark upon adventurous quests across Tamriel and engage in massive player versus player battles, or spend your days at the nearest fishing hole or reading one of many books of lore. The choices are yours in the persistent world of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.

Product Info:
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Website: http://www.elderscrolls.com/
Twitter: @ElderScrolls

Imperial Edition: Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and the Imperial Edition Upgrade. Enhance your adventures with The Imperial Edition Upgrade. Gain access to the Imperial race, Imperial White Horse, the ability to craft and transform Imperial Gear, a Mudcrab vanity pet, and the Rings of Mara.

Unlimited Premium Edition:¬†Includes The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, the Imperial Edition Upgrade and the Explorer’s Pack. The Explorer’s pack grants you exclusive access to make a character in any alliance, an exclusive pet, and bonus treasure maps that will lead to some riches. Happy exploring!

This Week‚Äôs Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 15 June 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
FIFA 15 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 60%
EA Sports NBA Live 15 Xbox One Game 70%
Madden NFL 15 Xbox One Game 67%
EA Sports UFC Xbox One Game 67%
NHL 15 Xbox One Game 67%
Sunset Overdrive  Xbox One Game 33%
Sunset Overdrive Season Pass Add-On 33%
Sunset Overdrive Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 33%
GTA plus Great White Shark Card Xbox One Game 25%
Pneuma: Breath of Life Xbox One Game 50%
Zombie Driver Utimate Edition Xbox One Game 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
FIFA 15 Games On Demand 60%
Madden NFL 15 Games On Demand 50%
NHL 15 Games On Demand 50%
Fight Night Champion Games On Demand 80%
NCAA Football 14 Games On Demand 75%
NFL Blitz Arcade 75%
Zombie Driver HD Arcade 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

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Content: SteamWorld Dig
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Game Description:¬†SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

Product Info:
Developer: Image and Form
Publisher: Image and Form
Website: SteamWorld Dig
Twitter: @ImageForm

Content: The Swapper
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Game Description: The Swapper is an atmospheric puzzle platformer set in the furthest reaches of space. Players wield an experimental device able to clone the user and swap control between them. Dropped into a character and world as mysterious as the workings of the device itself, The Swapper is a game of exploration of a very personal nature. All of the art in The Swapper is constructed using clay models and other everyday materials.

Purchase The Swapper for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Carbon
Publisher: Curve Digital
Website: The Swapper
Twitter: @theswappergame

Content: Batman: Arkham Knight
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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 6/23/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. This legendary vehicle combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate Batman experience as they tear through Gotham City.

 

  • ¬†Xbox One Batman: Arkham Knight Preorder: Available starting today for $59.99 – includes the game and¬†Harley Quinn Story Pack.¬†For the first time in the Arkham series take on the role of Joker‚Äôs psychotic side-kick Harley Quinn and wreak havoc inside the Bl√ľdhaven Police Department.
  • Xbox One Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition: Available starting today for $99.99 (pre-order and save 10%) – includes the game,¬†Harley Quinn Story Pack,¬†Batman Flashpoint Skin and the season pass.

Content: Sparkle Unleashed
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Game Description: A secluded world of mystery has succumbed to an ominous darkness. You must travel through the fallen lands, light magical braziers and banish the darkness once and for all. The full version of this match-three marble shooter includes 108 levels, survival mode and multiple difficulty settings.

Xbox Live Gold members save 20% when they purchase Sparkle Unleashed (for a limited time only).

*Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Product Info:
Developer: 10tons Ltd.
Publisher: 10tons Ltd.
Website: Sparkle Unleashed
Twitter: @10tonsLtd

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 08 June 2015.

Xbox One

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Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K15 Xbox One Game 50%
NBA 2K15 Promo Bundle Xbox One Game 50%
NBA 2K15 Р200,000 VC Add-On 60%
NBA 2K15 Р35,000 VC Add-On 40%
NBA 2K15 Р75,000 VC Add-On 50%
Risk Xbox One Game 50%
Trivial Pursuit LIVE! Xbox One Game 50%
Shape Up Xbox One Game 50%
Shape Up Gold Edition Xbox One Game 40%
Monopoly Family Fun Pack Xbox One Game 50%
Costume Quest 2 Xbox One Game 60%
Metro 2033 Redux* Xbox One Game 50%
Metro: Last Light Redux* Xbox One Game 50%
Fifa 15 Deluxe Edition*  Xbox One Game  60%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

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Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K15 Games On Demand 50%
NBA 2K15 РBlue Diamond Bling Pack Add-On 50%
NBA 2K15 РPlatinum Bling Pack Add-On 50%
NBA 2K15 РGold Bling Pack Add-On 50%
NBA 2K15 РSpanish Commentary Pack Add-On 50%
Dark Souls II  Games On Demand 50%
Tekken 6  Games On Demand 75%
Costume Quest 2 Games On Demand 60%
Assassin’s¬†Creed Black Flag Season Pass Add-On 50%
Assassin’s¬†Creed Black Flag – Freedom Cry¬† Add-On 50%
Assassin’s Creed III¬†Season Pass Add-On 50%
AC Brotherhood DaVinci Dissappeance DLC Add-On 50%
FIFA 15* Games On Demand 60%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Post updated 02 JUN to reflect current offers.

An all-new trailer for ‚ÄúRise of the Tomb Raider‚ÄĚ debuted this morning, offering a glimpse of Lara Croft‚Äôs drive and motivation as she embarks on a new adventure throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world and embraces her destiny as the Tomb Raider. The trailer showcases the spirit of adventure and discovery that drives Lara in this next chapter of her journey, launching exclusively on Xbox in 2015.

For some discovering the secrets of the world is the only way to live ‚Äď Lara Croft

In addition to the debut of the trailer, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics revealed the box art for ‚ÄúRise of the Tomb Raider.‚ÄĚ Featuring Lara Croft holding a flare at the edge of an ancient secret tomb, the artwork draws on the sense of adventure, exploration and discovery that fans have come to expect from the legendary franchise.

Be sure to check Xbox Wire for the latest on ‚ÄúRise of the Tomb Raider,‚ÄĚ Xbox One and more.